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Competitive Analysis

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A simple template to get you started on a competitive analysis. Read more
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SBA Loan Application Guidelines

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Guidelines in Preparation of Proposal for SBA Financial Assistance Prepare financial statements (balance sheet and profit and loss statements) dated within sixty (60) days;... Read more
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Opening a Small Import Business

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Question: I'm planning on importing wooden handicrafts from Central America, and I would like to know what the legal requirements are to open a small import business. --- Susan... Read more
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Is Your Business Properly Insured?

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I.I.I. Provides Tips to Make Sure Your Business is Not Underinsured     Today, businesses face greater risks than ever before. In addition to such typical risks as theft and fire... Read more
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Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Non-Disclosures

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The following document is a collection of opinions from knowledgeable SCORE counselors.  By viewing this document, you indicate that you understand that this document is not legal... Read more
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Know Your Market Before Developing a Marketing Plan

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In creating a marketing plan for your new product or service (i.e. a new thingamajig), assessment of the probable size and dimensions of the customer base you will target for your... Read more
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How to Successfully Start or Buy a Business in 2008

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Note:  While written in 2007, the principles in this article are timeless. New business trends make 2008 a year of great opportunity. If you want to start or buy a company, there... Read more
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Protect your business assets — know the rules

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Today’s litigious and highly complex business arena often requires more specialization than most small businesses are able to provide on their own. For example, employing part-... Read more
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Choose the Best Business Structure

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In starting my own business, I had a big decision to make. Should I begin as a sole proprietor, a sub chapter S corporation or a limited liability company? Each offers its... Read more
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How to Choose a Lawyer with Business and Legal Savvy

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Here are a few simple suggestions of what to consider when selecting a corporate attorney. Demand responsiveness. Good attorneys are responsive to their client’s needs. If you are... Read more
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Make No Mistake

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Everyone makes mistakes, but you wouldn't believe some of the blunders I've seen in business plans over the years. Here are some real examples from recent plans I have read: "... Read more
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Partnership Formation Checklist

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Every partnership, no mater how large or small, needs a written Partnership Agreement. Agreements reduce the likelihood of future disagreements, and in the rare case one should... Read more

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